Hello all, i was in the market for a new motorcycle as my 2007 hero honda cbz xtreme was nearing its retirement. Having ridden it predominantly in bangalore city traffic and occasional long rides, i wanted a bike that was more powerful, comfortable and which could cruise smoothly and without any stress on highways with pillion/luggage. Cruisers and adv's are not my style so dropped the re bikes, though i test rode the himalayan and felt it was good but all the previous horror stories from its owners did not give my any confidence to put my money on it. I test rode the apache 200 rtr, suzuki gixxer 250, ktm duke 250 and even bajaj dominar 400 but found them not comfortable and by the looks of all the plastics used and the vibes felt during the short test rides, i felt they may not last 50k kms. For me, the built quality and comfort of the bike is mattered more than outright speed/performance as i intended to use the bike for atleast 10 years. I then test rode the mahindra mojo 300 abs and i immediately felt a connection with the bike. It felt so solid with superior built quality. The smooth engine, comfortable posture and that linear power & pickup was something that no other bikes that i test rode could match. It was a great feeling and the bike gave me a lot of confidence. I immediately booked the bike and its been an awesome riding experience in the last 9 months now, though due to pandemic i have not been able to do a lot of long distance tours but will certainly enjoy my mojo next year.
Looks - hit or miss, Either you go love it or you go hate it, but you just can not ignore it. The presence is amazing and is surely a head-turner. Engine - absolutely smooth and refined. Has loads of power and torque. It's not a street-bike engine, but has a sport-touri...
Looks - hit or miss, Either you go love it or you go hate it, but you just can not ignore it. The presence is amazing and is surely a head-turner. Engine - absolutely smooth and refined. Has loads of power and torque. It's not a street-bike engine, but has a sport-touring capability in terms of pick-up, acceleration and top speed.
Riding posture - very comfortable for long rides. Handling - 3/5 for the old version. 4/5 for the current version. Turning radius is bit high, and you can only lean if you are friendly with the physics of the bike. Exhaust note - 5/5, surely makes people crazy.
Service experience - spares cost is slightly on the higher side. Service centers are available only in few cities across India. But the bike requires little maintenance. Also, overall service is economic. Ownership experience - 4.5/5